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How segregate wifi of accessing ethernet on the same network

Feb 10, 2016 12:44AM PST

Hi,

I have a setup in a restaurant.

I'm connecting several screens with Ethernet cables and connecting them via vpn to a remote office (HQ) for controlling the contents of the screens, the vpn connection is working and HQ admin can monitor and control the screens, BUT:

In the same time the restaurant is offering wifi connection to his guests using the same network.

I want to prevent the wifi users to ping or see the Ethernet network.

The router I have is Linksys E1000 which is connecting to internet service provider line and gives internet to wifi and Ethernet.

The next problem that I want to solve:
when there are many guests using the wifi the vpn connection became slow because the most bandwidth is utilized by wifi users, how can I give a limited bandwidth to wifi users and save 60% e.g. of the bandwidth dedicated to ethernet network which the vpn is using it.

The vpn HW is IPTL 71 for the restaurant, and IPTL 78 for the remote office (HQ).

Regards.

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Re: network
Feb 10, 2016 1:04AM PST

The nice work-around is to have 2 different networks. All you need: 2 phone lines (with ADSL) or a cable and an ADSL connection, each with it's own modem and router. One for the business and one for the guests.

No problems with security, no problems with shared bandwidth.

Kees

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Difficult to have two internet lines
Feb 10, 2016 1:08AM PST

Thank you Kees for your reply, but it is difficult to have to internet lines because it is business internet line which cost a lot to add new one, if I can purchase a new router that can do the job this will be more achievable.

Post was last edited on February 10, 2016 1:48 AM PST

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The E1000 I checked has the Guest network feature.
Feb 10, 2016 9:28AM PST

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